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Learn something new this school holiday!

Winter is upon us and so are the school holidays! So when the weather has you tied up indoors and you’re sick of scrolling through apps, why not develop a fun new skill? Because we’re all about learning something new from the comfort of your own four walls, we’ve compiled a list of free, exciting online courses for you to follow along with to pick up an interesting new skill or learn more about - all for a grand total of R0!
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The best school holiday activities

Disney Imagineering in a Box

Become an imagineer, a creator and a visionary with Khan Academy’s Disney Imagineering in a Box course. This free course gives you a behind-the-scenes look into how artists, designers and engineers work together to create theme parks. With interactive elements that let you dream and design up a theme park experience. 

MoMA Modern and Contemporary Art and Design Specialisation

If art and design are your forte, New York’s Museum of Modern Art offers 4 free courses under the contemporary art and design specialisation, where you can develop a deeper understanding of artists’ and designers’ creative processes and better comprehend the choices you make about fashion. 

Learn How to Mix Music with Young Guru

Grammy-nominated sound engineer, Young Guru offers a selection of masterclasses on mastering the recording and mixing of music. Having worked with artists such as Jay-Z, Beyonce, Rick Ross, Drake, T.I., Kanye West and Eminem, Young Guru is now here to teach you various new skills in producing music. So if you’re an aspiring artist, these free courses are a perfect place to start. 

Instagram-Worthy Photography: Shoot, Edit & Share with Brandon Woelfel

Get that perfect shot for your Instagram with photographer Brandon Woelfel. His free Skillshare class covers how to capture those gorgeous golden hour shots, selecting the best images and touching them up to become Insta-ready. Step up your ‘gram game with this handy tutorial. 

Chocolate Artisan: Online Chocolate Classes

Learn the art of chocolate with culinary chef Jessica Pedemont. Jessica has over 20 years of experience in culinary arts and offers chocolate classes from her home through YouTube tutorials. Follow along with Jessica to learn all the tips and tricks to crafting delicious chocolates all from your very own kitchen. 


Create a meaningful world with technology and equip yourself with the skills to conquer the 21st century with Codecademy. Get free interactive online coding classes in 12 different programming languages. A great starting point for your technical career or if you’re just looking to pick up some cool skills. 

Open UCT - Free Curriculum

Education made easy, UCT Online High School’s Free Curriculum gives you free access to expertly-designed interactive notes and videos, animations, simulations, practise assignments, quizzes and more! The interactive content is intuitively organised, easily searchable, and downloadable for offline access — allowing you to work at any time, from anywhere.

Whether you’re someone who craves constant knowledge and learning or you’re just looking for a productive boredom buster, these free online interactive courses are a fun way to keep your brain juices flowing!

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